Taste of Minnesota is all about twistin' and tastin'

The Taste of Minnesota began Thursday and will go through Sunday. It is being held at the Carver County Fairgrounds in Waconia.
West Metro
12:21am
There was great fanfare when Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber, left, and Dr. Bill McGuire announce that Minnesota United FC will move to MLS in March. This new hunt for a soccer stadium site has drawn less attention.

Revamped search for soccer stadium site is slow off the mark

Officials weren’t jumping as plans shifted from Minneapolis to St. Paul.
West Metro
12:05am

Husband and wife killed in motorcycle crash near Chaska

A motorcycle crash after dark near Chaska left a husband and wife dead, authorities said Thursday. With 36 motorcycle deaths in Minnesota this year, fatalities are occurring at twice the pace of last year.
West Metro
July 2

Max sentence for shooter who killed man during brawl in Brooklyn Center

A 27-year-old man was given the maximum 30-year sentence for pulling a pistol during a late-night brawl among several men outside a Brooklyn Center hotel…
West Metro
July 2

Eight Chicago-area men charged in Edina Louis Vuitton heist

About $20,000 worth of luxury Louis Vuitton merchandise were stolen from the Galleria mall.
Local
July 2

Two Minneapolis teachers receive prestigious award

Leif Carlson, of Jefferson Community School, and Peter Bohacek, of Henry Sibley High School, were among 108 teachers that will each receive $10,000 from the National Science Foundation and will meet with members of the president's administration.
West Metro
July 1
The Southwest Station in Eden Prairie is popular with commuters who can take advantage of large parking structure and a bicycle parking area.

Southwest light-rail advisory board lays out cuts to save line

Members of a Southwest light-rail line advisory board voted Wednesday to recommend ending the transit project at Southwest station in Eden Prairie, cutting about $250 million from the project’s bottom line.
South Metro
July 1

Thieves hit luxury Edina store, caught after high-speed chase in Woodbury

A spokeswoman said police suspect the men “are part of a larger theft ring that is targeting high-end stores.”
Eat & Drink
July 1
At Toby Keith's "I Love This Bar And Grill," a packed crowd was in att...

Toby Keith's restaurant in St. Louis Park shuts down unexpectedly

About 80 people are out of work and a couple planning a wedding reception are out of luck with the recent closing.
West Metro
July 1

TCF begins moving corporate workers to giant office in Plymouth

It starts the end of its corporate presence downtown.
West Metro
June 30

Minnetonka teen scores perfect 36 on ACT — and he's not in high school yet

Eighth-grader Frank Lu didn’t use a tutor or put in an extraordinary amount of time, his father said.
West Metro
June 30

Plymouth doctor out for a run is hit by car and killed

Brian Lew, 57, was hit near Vicksburg Lane and 26th Avenue, about 1 1/2 miles from his home.
West Metro
June 30

It's the 39th berry-picking season at this Champlin farm

Nancy and Bill Bauer opened their farm last week for another “pick-your-own” season, a summertime happening for nearly 40 years.
TV & Media
June 30

Wayzata entertainer's contest seeks aspiring sitcom writers

Veteran comedy writer from Wayzata sponsors contest to find undiscovered talent.
West Metro
June 30

West metro police blotter

CARVER MAY 15 Drugs: A juvenile was cited for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia and being in the park after hours in the…
West Metro
June 30

West metro news briefs: Eastern Carver County school board identifies site for elementary school

CARVER Preferred location picked for new school The Eastern Carver County school board has identified a property in the city of Carver, known as the…
West Metro
June 30

Richfield gives final approval to band shell at Veterans Park

The city says concerns over possible noise problems and damage to bird life have been addressed.
West Metro
June 30

Hopkins' Depot Coffee House offers talented teens a chance to shine

Run by teens for teens, the Depot Coffee House in Hopkins is a venue for music, poetry and more.
West Metro
June 30

Western Twin Cities suburbs seek project funding after tough session at Capitol

Most west metro cities that made funding requests this year for state aid were excluded again in the Legislature’s bonding bill, which state lawmakers passed…
South Metro
June 30
As the Southwest light-rail line hangs in the balance, the opposition galvanizes.

Beyond cost cuts, Southwest light rail faces new barriers

State funding for the light-rail line linking downtown Minneapolis and the southwest suburbs is still unclear.
West Metro
June 30

Metro Transit outlines big plans for Mpls. campus

Plan includes new police headquarters, $100 million bus garage